Child Cancer Support

Child Cancer Support

According to the American Cancer Society, around 11,050 children in the US under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer this year, however, 84% of children with cancer have a five year or longer survival rate due to advances in medical treatment.

Massive Bio’s number one priority is to create positive outcomes for cancer patients. With the Clinical Trial Matching Service and Virtual Tumor Board, you are one-step closer to reaching that positive outcome.

Cancer clinical trials are important for cancer treatment; they find and prove new ways to fight cancer. By participating in a clinical trial, you can find the best treatment for your child’s cancer and help other children who are struggling with cancer. Getting access to the right clinical trials and right treatments shouldn’t have to be overwhelming. That’s why Massive Bio uses the clinical trial matching service to match cancer patients to the right clinical trials based on the stage of disease, biomarker status, geographical location and past medical history.

Effects of Childhood Cancer 

Treatment Late-Effects
Potential late-effects of childhood cancer include emotional problems, second cancers, reproductive and sexual development problems, growth, development and hormone problems, learning and memory, heart, lung and breathing, digestive system, dental, hearing, vision and eye problems. These are dependent of the cancer type and treatment.
Unexplained Symptoms
Possible symptoms for detecting cancer in children are unusual lumps or swelling, paleness, easy bruising and bleeding, limping, persistent fever or illness, headaches with vomiting, eye or vision changes and sudden weight loss.
Possible Risk Factors
Some of the risk factors for childhood cancer are changes in genes, inherited or acquired gene mutations, and environmental factors such as radiation exposure or second-hand smoking.

Why Join A Childhood Cancer Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are designed for healthcare and medical experts to improve and expand research on specific types of cancer. They research and test new treatments and procedures in order to help improve symptoms and treat tumors of current patients using techniques that are not yet available in standard treatment.

Since children require different treatment that adult in terms of doses, device dies and therapies, it’s important to further continue childhood cancer research, since most standard treatment is tested on adults. Childhood cancer clinical trials also offer closer monitoring from experts, which provides more personalized treatment.

Do You Have Questions?

You can be one step closer to unlocking cancer treatment options for your child.

Virtual tumor board to review your child’s case

  • A second opinion without leaving home from Oncologists across the country
  • Explore options for therapy when your child has relapsed or current therapy has failed
  •  Access to Clinical trial & Immunotherapy options where appropriate
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Benefits

Find Childhood Cancer Clinical Trials

No travel required

The clinical trial matching process is virtual, so no travel is required up until the full enrollment is complete. Our team of experts analyze and deliver your clinical trial matches virtually and are always available to answer any questions or concerns.

Pre-screening for Childhood Cancer Clinical Trials

Our patient advocates receive your medical records and closely review your specific case to provide the best trial matches based on your disease stage, biomarker status, geographical location and more. Our number one priority is to provide your child with a positive outcome.

Find Your Best Option

Our SYNERGY-AI technology platform sorts through over 30,000+ of active childhood cancer clinical trials in order to provide you with the most personalized matches possible for your child’s specific cancer case.

Close Guidance

A patient advocate will guide you through the trial matching, qualifying, and enrolling process. Any questions or concerns you may have can be brought to your advocate to ensure you are confident in the process and are choosing the best option for your case.

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Mission

We are unwavering in our commitment to create a world without cancer. We believe all people should have equal access to leading edge therapies and new-emerging clinical trials, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay.

Resources for Patients and Families

A new cancer diagnosis may trigger feelings of sadness, anger and fear. In addition to the resources below, it maybe helpful to connect with peers and build a strong social support system.

Precision in Pediatrics: Diagnosing and Curing Childhood Cancer

Common Questions Families Ask

Sometimes treatment for cancer may be confusing and you want to know how to best help your child. Whether you want to ensure they are being treated appropriately at your center, or have questions about therapeutic options for relapse, second opinions can provide diagnostic clarity. It is never wrong to get a second opinion and physicians often encourage their patients to do this for peace of mind. Massive Bio can help and provide a second opinion virtually, without the expense or hassle of traveling to another center.
Treatment options vary based on the type of cancer. Each time cancer comes back however, it becomes harder to treat. Our Massive Bio team can review your child’s case and provide recommendations for therapies in this setting, where no national standards may exist. Our team will tailor the recommendations to your child’s individual case. These recommendations may include: additional chemotherapy, participation in a clinical trial, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy or stem cell transplant depending which are appropriate for your child.
Clinical trials are research studies that demonstrate if new drugs work, if therapies have toxicities, and which therapies may be best for a particular group of patients. While being on a ‘research study’ may sound scary to patients, this is in fact how most of the knowledge we have today about how to BEST care for children with cancer has been obtained. Without prior research and clinical trials, we would not know the best therapy for children today. That said, there is plenty we do not know about treating cancer, especially when it has come back (relapsed). Therefore, enrolling in a clinical trial is sometimes the best way to have access to newer therapies and potential options for advanced cancer. If you are interested in knowing more about which trials may benefit your child if he/she has relapsed or advanced cancer, Massive Bio has a clinical trial matching system and can help you!
Treating childhood cancer is complex and requires the skill of a pediatric oncologist as there are often challenges in care and diagnostic conundrums. If you have questions about the treatment your child is receiving, Massive Bio can help you feel comfortable with your child’s treatment plan. Our expert reviewers will review your child’s case and provide recommendations for therapies that are most current and in line with national standards.
What can Massive Bio do for you or your child? You probably have many questions about your child’s diagnosis. Whether you are curious about how his/her cancer should be treated, confused about therapeutic options if your child has relapsed, or even questions about symptom management or supportive care, we can help you. We have oncologists from NCI designated cancer centers and COG (Children’s Oncology Group) sites that are skilled in the most up to date, cutting edge care. We can help you feel confident in the next steps related to your child’s therapy through our services. Inquire within.

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Childhood Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, around 11,050 children in the U.S. under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer this year, however, 84% of children with cancer have a five year or longer survival rate due to advances in medical treatment. Our number one priority is to deliver your child with a positive outcome. Massive Bio’s Clinical Trial Matching Services and Virtual Tumor Board, make sure that you are one-step closer to that positive outcome through our expert analysis and team of patient advocates that are always available to answer any questions you may have. Cancer clinical trials research and find new possibilities to fight cancer through the help of clinical trial patients and a team of healthcare and medical professionals. Through your participation, you are finding new and improved treatment opportunities and procedures for your child’s cancer, while also helping other children with similar cancer cases. Massive Bio facilitates the clinical trial finding process and match cancer patients to clinical trials based on each individual’s cancer stage, biomarker status, geographical location and medical history.
  • We request your medical records through fax and our medical records specialists review them.
  • You will receive your results via email in 7-10 business days after your medical records are received.
  • We will call you to discuss the report and any questions or concerns you have
  • You won’t need to travel to a clinical trial site until you are enrolled in the trial
The initial clinical trial matching process takes 24 hours, and a more detailed personalized match takes 7-10 business days after medical records are reviewed.    
After you’ve received and reviewed your clinical trial matches report, a case manager will reach out to discuss the enrollment process into a clinical trial. Patients can also discuss their match results with their local oncologist before deciding to enroll. Once a decision has been made, a patient advocate begins the enrollment process:
  • Confirm trial and insurance eligibility
  • Forward medical records
  • Resolve financial assistant issues
  • Schedule first appointment